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Dalmatia - Southern Croatia in pics......
« on: October 12, 2009, 04:36:53 pm »
Dalmatia. South Croatia.
My good friend Anton, who is also a Yamaha dealer, and myself, have the same passion to find out 'where this road goes...' We have had many adventures together.

I live just at the bottom of this mountain - on the sea.  I have great riding right in my back yard.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Trogir - Anton's home town - born and bred there
Trogir mafia.  This city dates back to 300 BC.


 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Dalmatia - South of Croatia in pics......
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009, 04:46:46 pm »
Some more...

Short RR from our two day ride to South Dalmatia:
 
Peljesac & Dubrovnik
 
Day 1. Early morning. It depends for who. KLR & Tenere. Anton and I. We are ready to go  south. So, let's go and see what's waiting...!

 
Half way to Peljesac we meet our friend Fjaka on a Transalp, who will be our host and guide for the next two days.

 
Island Peljesac. All over. Beautiful day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
What more do you need?

 

 
Playing on the beach

 

 

 

 
 
Siesta

 

 
South side. Vineyards. Lots of them.

 

 
Orebic - Peljesac

 
Lunch

 
Fish, of course :D

 
The other side of the island.

 

 

 
After very nice day on Peljesac, we are on the way to our friend's house in Dubrovnik. Few drinks in the wonderful old town of Dubrovnik and we are ready for bed.
 
Day 2. After coffee we will go and see a few more beautiful places.

 
No comment.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
We are now leaving Fjaka, our friend, our host and guide. We need to see many more places on our way back.

 
 
We are trying to find one fortress on the mountain near small town of Klek. It is not easy to find.

 
 
KLR lost one screw. No problem with this Super Bag.

 

 

 

 
 
 
After few hours of searching.......

 

 
 
Now, we are going to see the old military tunnels on the coast. In front of the first one, problems. Ok, let's fix it.

 

 
"I am guilty!"

 

 
Two holes. We think that we can do something.

 
Until the pump was pumping I thought that there were only two holes in the tube?

 

 
After few hundred meters later I know the answer. No, there is another hole there. What can we do? Let's try again.

 

 
Nice, a?

 
 
It's finished. You can see if the tire is fixed, when you put it in the water.

 

 
 
Tire is ok. For now. We are going to ride on good roads in the forest. But...

 
 
Broken tree - problems. We can't move it, so we broke some top branches and made a small place to get through it.

 

 
 
After the first corner we had the same problem. Tree on the road. This time we made a hole and passed through somehow.

 
 
Few hundred meters forward, again. But this time lots of trees. It must be from the storm a few months before. So, we have to go back. After two hours in this forest, we are tired and hungry and need to find something to eat. And we find it, on the main road.

 

 
Anton asked me if I like frogs? I said they're okay for him...

 
After lunch (or dinner), we took the highway home.
 
It was very cold. We arrived home late that evening after 800 km and after two wonderful days.

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Re: Dalmatia - South of Croatia in pics......
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009, 04:51:26 pm »
Croatia, your photography is stunning.

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Re: Dalmatia - South of Croatia in pics......
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2009, 04:52:36 pm »
Some more...

First, we went to find a mountain trail on Mosor Mountain just above the town of Split. We went one day after it had rained. It was great!
 

 
Consultation after the first attempt

 

 
After the second attempt

 
On the way back.

 

 
Quarry

 

 

 

 

 
On the way back we found this...

 
Only way out...

 

After that we are on the way to the old part called "Poljicka Republika". It was an old Republic in the past.
 
Old and empty village

 

 

 
Bridge on the river Cetina

 
Trying to find new roads

 
Let's go back

 
No rain today...

 
....of course

 
Route

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Re: Dalmatia - South of Croatia in pics......
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009, 04:57:10 pm »
very nice
Thanks for sharing
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Re: Dalmatia - South of Croatia in pics......
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009, 04:58:31 pm »
Good report. Please explain this place some more.

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Re: Dalmatia - South of Croatia in pics......
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2009, 04:59:27 pm »
Here are some photos of our lastest Enduro tour in Dalmatia. 
It was 40C when we started our enduro.  Slowly but surely, the guys stripped down to Croatian Enduro outfits.
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Visit - Croatia Enduro 2009
 
James - South Africa (Big J)

 
Alex - Spain

 
Johan - South Africa

 
Me

 
From the airplane directly onto the bikes.

 
Good enduro outfit

 
Dalmatian inland for starters

 

 

 
There is no good ride without blood

 
Second day, Island Brac

 
Still perfect enduro outfit

 

 

 

 
 
From the mountains to the beach in 10 minutes

 

 
On the terrain, again

 

 

 

 
 
Of course, with all the enduro equipment

 
The day after. Sea day. Trogir and Island Solta.

 

 
 
A few types of Dalmatian food

 

 

 

 

 
Relaxing...

 

 
...too much relaxing

 
 
... next: Island Korcula - Dubrovnik - Island Peljesac and back on the inland roads

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Re: Dalmatia - South of Croatia in pics......
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2009, 05:03:25 pm »
Korcula - Dubrovnik - Peljesac and back
 

 

 

 
 
There is no sand in Croatia  :big grin:

 

 

 

 

 

 
Icecream stop

 

 
No comment

 
Can you see long pants now

 

 
 
Next day

 

 

 

 
 
Dubrovnik

 

 
This was the last person that complained...

 

 

 
 
Peljesac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Back to Split

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
New vehicle

 

 
 
And back to base

 
www.visit-croatia.co.za - for details about motorcycle tours in Croatia

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Re: Dalmatia - South of Croatia in pics......
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2009, 05:07:16 pm »
I like your photos a lot. Thanks for sharing. What engines have the two CCMs have in?
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Re: Dalmatia - South of Croatia in pics......
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2009, 05:10:26 pm »
Good report. Please explain this place some more.

Dubrovnik - the most famous town on the Croatian coast

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubrovnik

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Re: Dalmatia - Southern Croatia in pics......
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2009, 04:48:35 am »
Amazing shots! I want to go riding in Greece & Coatia!

Are you in/near Split then Croatia?
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Re: Dalmatia - Southern Croatia in pics......
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2009, 04:51:29 am »
Oh and who pray is this? ;D


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Re: Dalmatia - Southern Croatia in pics......
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2009, 08:47:14 am »
Croatia and others - what bloody awesome places, pics, and countryside !! Thanks for sharing with us. You either have a very good eye for taking pictures, or it is just so beautiful that all pictures are perfect. Would like to visit and ride there sometime. How much does a beer cost ?
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Re: Dalmatia - Southern Croatia in pics......
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2009, 09:11:48 am »
Amazing shots! I want to go riding in Greece & Coatia!

Are you in/near Split then Croatia?

Yes, we're about 15km outside Split

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Re: Dalmatia - Southern Croatia in pics......
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2009, 09:15:05 am »
Croatia and others - what bloody awesome places, pics, and countryside !! Thanks for sharing with us. You either have a very good eye for taking pictures, or it is just so beautiful that all pictures are perfect. Would like to visit and ride there sometime. How much does a beer cost ?

It is just that beautiful!  Quite undeveloped and lots of open spaces.  You can ride anywhere and nobody stops you.  Never had any problems.  If they do stop you it's because they want you to come and have a drink with them!

A beer in a local coffee bar costs about R12.

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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2009, 09:16:21 am »
Oh and who pray is this? ;D




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« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2009, 12:33:56 pm »
Love the photo's :thumleft:
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Re: Dalmatia - Southern Croatia in pics......
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2009, 12:48:49 pm »
Wonderfull :thumleft:

Thanks for posting
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« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2009, 12:58:34 pm »
Croatia and others - what bloody awesome places, pics, and countryside !! Thanks for sharing with us. You either have a very good eye for taking pictures, or it is just so beautiful that all pictures are perfect. Would like to visit and ride there sometime. How much does a beer cost ?

+1 am blown away, what a beautiful country!!
 

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Re: Dalmatia - Southern Croatia in pics......
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2009, 12:59:05 pm »
Stunning, stunning stunning - would love to visit.

Any pics of the local talent ;) >:D :biggrin: